This happened: James Adomian in Toronto
James Adomian returned to Toronto for a trifecta of improv, standup, and sketch this weekend [Read More]
 
Third Frames: Brendon Walsh at the Dark Comedy Festival
The 2013 edition of the Dark Comedy Festival is underway, with an opening weekend that included shows by Dave Attell, Big Jay Oakerson, and Brendon Walsh [Read More]
 
All Jane: Why Women Comedians Should Be Celebrated
The All Jane No Dick Festival is proof of exactly why women comedians should be celebrated. I’m back from Portland and wow, the fest was easily one of the best I’ve [...]Author informationMonique MadridWest Coast Editor at Serial OptimistMonique Madrid is an LA via Chicago comedian,... [Read More]
 
Amy Poehler On Comedy Bang! Bang!
It’s time to put on your headphones and crouch down low in your seat, then duct tape your mouth shut so nobody hears your big LOLs, that’s right, a new [...]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things that hopeful... [Read More]
 
JFL42: Set List Show
Set List creators Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad are in town to unleash their format on JFL42, which forces comics to abandon their material and do a fully-improvised set based on a batch of never-before-seen premises. Sounds scary? Of course, but even moreso w... [Read More]
 
Comedy News, Updates, Happenings & Everything Else You Should Know
Just because the summer is winding down and seemingly half the world is in revolution, the world of comedy has kept chugging along at the same feverish pace it has [...]Author informationJake KroegerComedy Contributor at Serial OptimistDirector of The Comedy Bureau, comedy journalist, and stand-up c... [Read More]
 
Recap: Bitch Salad, Pride edition w/ Julie Klausner
A stone’s throw from the heart of Toronto’s Gay Pride celebrations, Bitch Salad’s fifth annual Pride edition played to a (rightfully) packed house Friday night at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre with headliner Julie Klausner. Producer and host A... [Read More]
 
Gallery: Comic Vision Last Call
A fundraising event where the comedy is the selling point and not just a timefiller? What a concept! Other charities might want to take a cue from Comic Vision Last Call, which took place at the Steam Whistle Brewery last Thursday night. It’s an annual f... [Read More]
 
Gallery: Jen Kirkman in Toronto
Toronto is the latest stop on Jen Kirkman’s book tour, promoting I Can Barely Take Care of Myself (you can read Third Beat’s review of that here). Kirkman made a….stylish? entrance to the Comedy Bar stage after raiding the backstage prop and ... [Read More]
 
Gallery: Jen Kirkman in Toronto
Toronto is the latest stop on Jen Kirkman’s book tour, promoting I Can Barely Take Care of Myself (you can read Third Beat’s review of that here). Kirkman made a….stylish? entrance to the Comedy Bar stage after raiding the backstage prop and... [Read More]